Featuring Brand New Recordings of Classic Scores, Selections From Historic Varèse Sarabande Releases, and Curated Hit Songs from the Greatest Films of 1985!

Varèse Sarabande Records has announced the June 2nd release of a 6-CD box set entitled Back In Time … 1985 At The Movies.  The collection features over six and a half hours of music from iconic 1985 films including Academy Award®-winning and nominated scores, music from all of the top 10 box office hits, and a compilation of smash hit songs all from the year.  The set comes in an exquisite deluxe gatefold LP package design with an originally commissioned cover painting by A Nightmare on Elm Street artist Matthew Joseph Peak.  Housed in the package is a 24-page booklet with extensive liner notes by album producer Robert Townson and exclusive photographs from the premiere Varèse Sarabande Symphony Orchestra recording sessions held on the historic Newman Scoring Stage at 20th Century Fox.  The 6-CD set has a suggested retail price of $99.98.

Details can be found here

The 1980s were a fun, exciting time in pop culture… and especially at the movies!  1985 in particular was a cultural lynchpin for a whole generation.  We traveled through time in Back to the Future, hunted for treasure with The Goonies and hung out with friends in St. Elmo’s Fire.  Music was always part of the adventure; the film scores of Jerry Goldsmith, John Barry and Alan Silvestri, and hit songs by Oingo Boingo, Tina Turner and Brian Ferry instantly conjured up the characters we love from their movies.

Now 30 years later, music fans can re-experience music from Back To the Future, Out of Africa, The Goonies, The Color Purple, A View To A Kill, Danny Elfman’s Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, and Elmer Bernstein’s newly remastered The Black Cauldron.  Also featured are selections of original songs by artists including Oingo Boingo, Wang Chung, Lionel Richie, Bryan Ferry, and Tina Turner.

For fans who will be in the Los Angeles-area on June 11, Varèse Sarabande is offering a special package Back In Time… 1985 The Concert Experience, which includes a pair of VIP-seating concert tickets, access to the private concert after party and meet-and-greet with the composers in attendance, and a copy of the 6-CD Back In Time…1985 At The Movies set available here.


CD 1: Back In Time: 1985 At The Movies
A brand new recording featuring David Newman conducting the debut of the Varèse Sarabande Symphony Orchestra, Produced by Robert Townson

1.Back To The Future – Music by Alan Silvestri
2.The Goonies – Music by Dave Grusin
3.St. Elmo’s Fire — Love Theme – Music by David Foster
4.Legend — Re-United – Music by Jerry Goldsmith, Lyrics by John Bettis
5.Return to Oz – Music by David Shire
6.Lifeforce – Music by Henry Mancini
7.Revolution – Music by John Corigliano
8.Cocoon – Music by James Horner
9.A View To A Kill – Music by John Barry
10. The Color Purple – Music by Quincy Jones, Arranged by John Williams
11. Witness — Building The Barn – Music by Maurice Jarre
12. Agnes of God – Music by Georges Delerue
13. Silverado – Music by Bruce Broughton
14. Out of Africa – Music by John Barry
15. Brazil – Music by Michael Kamen – Arranged by Christopher Lennertz
16. Rambo: First Blood Part II – Music by Jerry Goldsmith

CD 2: 1985 At The Movies: The Songs
A classic collection of the original songs by the original artists from 1985 films
1.     St. Elmo’s Fire (Man In Motion) – John Parr – From the film St. Elmo’s Fire
2.     Burning Heart – Survivor – From the film Rocky IV
3.     When The Going Get’s Tough, The Tough Get Going – Billy Ocean – From the film The Jewel of the Nile
4.     Weird Science – Oingo Boingo – From the film Weird Science
5.     Bit By Bit – Stephanie Mills – Theme from the film Fletch
6.     Rhythm of the Night – DeBarge – From the film The Last Dragon
7.     Say You Say Me – Lionel Richie – From the film White Nights
8.     Is Your Love Strong Enough – Bryan Ferry – From the film Legend
9.     To Live And Die In L.A. – Wang Chung – Theme from the film To Live And Die In L.A.
10.  We Don’t Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) – Tina Turner – From the film Mad Max-Beyond The Thunderdome

CD 3: 1985 at Varèse Sarabande
Pee Wee’s Big Adventure – Music Composed By Danny Elfman
1.     Overture / The Big Race
2.     Breakfast Machine
3.     Park Ride
4.     Stolen Bike
5.     Hitchhike
6.     Dinosaur Dream
7.     Simone’s Theme
8.     Clown Dream
9.     Studio Chase
10.  The Drive-In
11.  Finale

The Bride – Music Composed and Conducted by Maurice Jarre
12.  The Bride
Spies Like Us – Music Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein
13.  The Ace Tomato Company
14.  Off To Spy
North and South – Music Composed and Conducted by Bill Conti
15.  Main Title
Enemy Mine – Music Composed and Conducted by Maurice Jarre
16.  Before the Drac Holy Council
Jagged Edge – Music Composed by John Barry
17.  Part XIII
The Black Cauldron – Music Composed and Conducted by Elmer Bernstein
18.  Escape From The Castle
19.  Taran
20.  The Witches
21.  Gurgi
22.  The Horned King
23.  The Fair Folk
24.  Eilonwy
25.  Finale

CD 4: The Back To The Future Trilogy
John Debney • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Back To The Future:
1.     Back To The Future
2.     Skateboard Chase
3.     Marty’s Letter
4.     Clocktower Pt. 1
5.     Clocktower Pt.2 And Helicopter
6.     ‘85 Lone Pine Mall
7.     4 x 4
8.     Doc Returns

Back To The Future Part II:
9.     Hill Valley, 2015
10.  Burn The Book
11.  He’s Gone
12.  The Letter
13.  I’m Back
14.  End Logo
15.  The West

Back To The Future Part III*:
16.  Main Title
17.  Indians
18.  Point Of No Return (The Train Pt. III)
19.  End Credits
20.  Back To The Future: The Ride
* From the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, conducted by Alan Silvestri

CD 5: Out of Africa
Joel McNeely • Royal Scottish National Orchestra
1.     I Had A Farm (Main Title)
2.     Alone On The Farm
3.     Karen & Denys
4.     Have You Got A Story for Me
5.     I’m Better At Hello
6.     Mozart: Clarinet Concerto In A major: K622 (Adagio)
7.     Karen’s Journey Starts
8.     Karen’s Journey Ends
9.     Karen’s Return From Border
10.  Karen Builds A School
11.  Harvest
12.  Safari
13.  Flight Over Africa
14.  Beach At Night
15.  You’ll Keep Me Then
16.  If I Knew A Song Of Africa
17.  You Are Karen M’Sabu
18.  Out Of Africa (End Credits)

CD 6: The Goonies – Original Motion Picture Score
Music Composed and Conducted by Dave Grusin
1.     Fratelli Chase
2.     Map and Willie
3.     The Goondocks (Goonies Theme)
4.     Doubloon
5.     Lighthouse
6.     Cellar and Sloth
7.     Restaurant Trash
8.     The “It”, Fifty Dollar Bills and a Stiff
9.     It All Starts Here
10.  Plumbing
11.  Skull and Signature
12.  Boulders, Bats and a Blender
13.  Wishing Well and the Fratellis Find Coin
14.  Mikey’s Vision
15.  Oath and Booby Traps
16.  Triple Stones and a Ball
17.  Pee Break and Kissing Tunnel
18.  They’re Here and Skull Cave Chase
19.  Playing The Bones
20.  Water Slide and Galleon
21.  Octopus
22.  The Inferno
23.  One Eyed Willie
24.  Treasure, Data & Mouth and Walk The Plank
25.  Sloth & Chunk
26.  Mama & Sloth
27.  The Fighting Fratellis, Sloth’s Choice and Ultimate Booby Trap
28.  The Reunion and Fratellis On Beach
29.  No Firme and Pirate Ship
30.  End Titles (Goonies Theme)